Curriculum and Instruction

New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum

The Part 100 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require that every public school student in New York State be provided an opportunity to receive instruction in order to achieve the New York State Learning Standards.  All students should receive an engaging and developmentally appropriate education. Schools and parents are encouraged to collaborate to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for work, higher education, and citizenship.  In order to earn a high school diploma, a student must have a minimum of 22 specific high school credits and pass 5 identified Regents Examinations.    

The NY State Learning Standards and core curriculum guidance documents are the foundation upon which State assessments are developed and aligned.  Accountability status for each local school and district is based on State assessment scores.

The State’s responsibility is to set student learning expectations for what all students should know and be able to do as a result of skilled instruction. It is the responsibility of each local school district to develop curricula based on the NYS Learning Standards, select textbooks and instructional materials, develop pacing charts for learning (scope and sequence), and provide professional development to ensure that all students have access to instruction leading to attainment of these learning standards.......more


Career Development and Occupational Studies

English Language Arts

P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy (2011)
The timeline for implementation of the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards is available at  http://engageny.org/resource/common-core-implementation-timeline/

Health, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences

Languages Other Than English

Mathematics, Science, Technology

Mathematics NYS Mathematics Core Curriculum (Revised March 2005)
The PreK-8 portion of this core became effective in September of 2005. The first state level administration of the Integrated Algebra Regents Exam will be in June 2008, Geometry will be administered in June 2009, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry will be administered in June 2010.

Social Studies

The New York State Alternate Assessment Frameworks found in the NYSAA Administration and Supplemental Materials

Last Updated: October 28, 2015